The Who

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Peter Zinovieff, British composer and synth pioneer, dies aged 88
The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Kraftwerk all used Zinovieff’s EMS synthesisers

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

26, Jun, 2021 @11:13 AM

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The Who Sell Out: still a searing satire on pop’s commercial breakdown
Filled with product placement and advertising, the band’s newly reissued 1967 album put the pop in pop art, by showing how closely music was entwined with capital

Alexis Petridis

26, Apr, 2021 @10:03 AM

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Pino Palladino, pop's greatest bassist: 'I felt like a performing monkey!'
One of the world’s most celebrated bass players has worked with everyone from Adele to Elton John, the Who and D’Angelo. But the Welsh musician has hidden from the spotlight – until now

Alexis Petridis

06, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Royal Albert Hall at 150: 'It's the Holy Grail for musicians'
It’s hosted opera greats, suffragette rallies, Hitchcock films, sports events, sci-fi conventions – and, of course, the Proms and countless rock gigs. Artists from Led Zeppelin to Abba recall their moments on the hallowed stage

Interviews by Michael Segalov

29, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Brexiter Roger Daltrey criticises restrictions for musicians touring Europe
The Who frontman has been accused of hypocrisy after signing an open letter decrying the government’s position

Laura Snapes

20, Jan, 2021 @5:53 PM

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The U-WHO: why Pete Townshend glued together his smashed guitars
It’s one of rock’n’roll’s defining images of excess. But breaking a guitar onstage is also expensive. Which is why the pop star came up with a clever plan to fix his instrument – and keep his reputation

14, Oct, 2020 @1:08 PM

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Hippy dream or total nightmare? The untold story of Isle of Wight 1970
50 years ago this week, the Hendrix-headlined festival rocked a reported 600,000, but the fallout affected how music events would be run forever. Now a more positive story is emerging

Patrick Glen

25, Aug, 2020 @11:09 AM

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The Ox by Paul Rees review – the Who’s bass player behaving badly
A life of John Entwistle sidelines his musical virtues in favour of his egregious sins against women – not least his wife

Jude Rogers

08, Mar, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Madonna, Motown and Mongolian metal: the music to listen out for in 2020
The queen of pop gets intimate, Taylor Swift feels the sunshine and Stormzy takes on the world … plus, classical celebrations begin for Beethoven’s 250th

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

01, Jan, 2020 @11:00 AM

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The Who: Who review – back and still causing a big sensation
Despite their precarious relationship, Daltrey and Townshend return for their first album in 13 years, snarling at the Grenfell disaster and hoping for world peace

Alexis Petridis

28, Nov, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Tommy review – Ken Russell's mad rock opera pinballs back into cinemas
Russell’s adaptation of the Who’s concept album about a blind pinball wizard is a fascinating time capsule featuring Oliver Reed, Elton John, Jack Nicholson, Tina Turner and Eric Clapton

Peter Bradshaw

22, Nov, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Tories subverting the music of protest | Brief letters
Brief letters: Forced to eat kasha | Catherine the Great | Derby County | Hands to dinner | The Who’s Baba O’Riley

Letters

04, Oct, 2019 @4:14 PM

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